Award-winning playwright and actor Donal O’Kelly tours his solo play Hairy Jaysus, about pacifist, feminist and socialist Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, shot dead in Portobello Barracks, 26th April, 1916.
The tour opens in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, tonight Wednesday April 23 at 8.30pm.
Following the highly successful tour of Little Thing, Big Thing, and his Edinburgh Fringe First Fionnuala, the Hairy Jaysus tour takes place in the week of the Easter Rising 1916. Hairy Jaysus is a view of Sheehy-Skeffington seen through the eyes of a Dublin beggar today. Called “Hairy Jaysus” by James Joyce, atheist Frank was also called a crank. Sentenced to two years’ hard labour in June 1915 for making anti-war speeches, he went on hunger strike until released. He was executed in Portobello Barracks Dublin, April 26, 1916. Booking: (071) 9855833.